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  • Snow Fairy to return at Deauville

    International Horse Racing August 16, 2012 9:18 am

    Snow Fairy is set to make her long awaited return to racing at Deauville on Sunday in the Prix Jean Romanet. The Ed Dunlop-trained multiple Group One winner has been sidelined since November after suffering an early season setback but is one of 10 left in the 10-furlong (2000m) race. […]

  • O’Brien relishing Frankel challenge

    International Horse Racing August 15, 2012 8:48 am

    Trainer Aidan O’Brien is relishing a clash with Frankel when he sends St Nicholas Abbey to the Juddmonte International at York next week. O’Brien said the STG725,000 ($A1.09 million) contest had always been in his his mind for St Nicholas Abbey, who has only run twice at 10 furlongs (2000m) […]

  • IMG lands Channel 4 racing contract

    International Horse Racing August 14, 2012 11:39 am

    IMG Sports Media have been announced as the new producers of Channel 4′s racing coverage from January. The new four-year agreement will see former BBC racing presenter Clare Balding take a leading role in coverage of meetings such as the Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot and the Grand National. The deal, […]

  • Wayne Rooney’s colt wins at Wolverhampton

    International Horse Racing August 14, 2012 10:30 am

    England striker Wayne Rooney has enjoyed success in his colours for the first time as a racehorse owner with Pippy winning at Wolverhampton. The Exceed And Excel colt, who Rooney owns with wife Coleen, was last of the four runners for most of the seven-furlong (1400m) contest but found a […]

  • Moulin beckons for luckless Cloud

    International Horse Racing August 14, 2012 9:12 am

    The Prix du Moulin at Longchamp next month is the likely next port of call for Moonlight Cloud, a luckless fourth at Deauville on Sunday. Trainer Freddie Head feels the filly would have won the Prix Jacques le Marois but for meeting serious traffic problems. Following a narrow defeat to […]

  • Moreira rides stakes winner in Sweden

    International Horse Racing August 13, 2012 4:39 pm

    Much-travelled Singapore-based Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira has added a win in Sweden to his list of global victories. A frequent visitor to Australia last season to ride for Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm, Moreira answered the call from leading owner Stefan Friborg to ride at the Swedish Derby meeting at the […]

  • Excelebration claims French Group One

    International Horse Racing August 13, 2012 11:36 am

    Excelebration took advantage of a Group One with no Frankel in opposition by landing the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville for Aidan O’Brien and late substitute Christophe Soumillon. Having chased home Frankel in no less the four Group Ones, O’Brien unsurprisingly decided to avoid another clash with the greatest […]

  • Famous day for Name at the Curragh

    International Horse Racing August 13, 2012 9:15 am

    Dermot Weld’s ever-popular Famous Name has landed the first Group Two race of his illustrious career in the Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh. The seven-year-old claimed his 19th win but all but his maiden successes have been at either Listed or Group Three level. Previously whenever Famous Name had […]

  • World domination in Shergar Cup

    International Horse Racing August 12, 2012 10:33 am

    Hong Kong’s Matthew Chadwick has taken the award for the leading jockey as part of the Rest of the World team’s win in the Shergar Cup at Ascot. Chadwick joined Japanese superstar Yutaka Take and American Aaron Gryder in the competition with the trio well in control after race four […]

  • Moonlight Cloud has strong opposition

    International Horse Racing August 11, 2012 9:09 am

    Moonlight Cloud takes on eight other individual Group One winners in what may be the race of the season in Sunday’s Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville. Established as Europe’s top sprinter after finishing just a head behind Black Caviar and running away with the Prix Maurice de Gheest for […]